The Secret Power of Beauty: First Edition

4 avg rating
( 67 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140294729: The Secret Power of Beauty: First Edition

The notion of beauty is elusive: we love the things we find beautiful, and yet we are inarticulate when we try to communicate this love, or describe its essence. We are aware of people, paintings and houses that are universally recognized as beautiful, and yet we know also that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. In defining beauty and our response to it, we are often caught between the concrete and the sublime. We wish to categorize beauty, to clearly label its parts, and yet we wish also to celebrate its mysterious and at times mythical power. Armstrong's response is a discursive and graceful journey through various and complementary interpretations, leading us from Hogarth's belief that the essence of beauty lies in shapely curves, to Kant's discourses on the meaning of pleasure. In this lucid and lyrical exploration John Armstrong aims to deepen our response both to beauty and to happiness. As he shows, the ability to truly recognise the beauty that surrounds us in the everyday could enable us to deepen the enjoyment of our lives.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Armstrong was born in Glasgow in 1966. Previously a research fellow and director of the Aesthetics Programme at the University of London, he is currently a research fellow in the philosophy of art at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is author of The Intimate Philosophy of Art and The Conditions of Love, both published by Penguin.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Armstrong
Published by Penguin Global (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140294724 ISBN 13: 9780140294729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140294724

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
40.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.28
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Armstrong, John
Published by Penguin Global
ISBN 10: 0140294724 ISBN 13: 9780140294729
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140294724 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0061197

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.81
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Armstrong
Published by Penguin Global (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140294724 ISBN 13: 9780140294729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140294724

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
58.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Armstrong, John (Author)
Published by Penguin Global (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140294724 ISBN 13: 9780140294729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new edition. 192 pages. 7.75x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140294724

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
66.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Armstrong, John
Published by Penguin Global
ISBN 10: 0140294724 ISBN 13: 9780140294729
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BennettBooksLtd
(Covington, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140294724 New. Looks like an interesting title, learn more! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Bookseller Inventory # S-0140294724

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
73.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

John Armstrong
Published by Penguin Global (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140294724 ISBN 13: 9780140294729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140294724

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
79.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

John Armstrong
Published by Penguin Global (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140294724 ISBN 13: 9780140294729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140294724

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
84.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds